Caretaker Status: Unknown
Affiliated companion(s): none
Level 5 - abstract
C. 1300, "an evil female spirit afflicting men (or horses) in their sleep with a feeling of suffocation," compounded from night + mare (n.3) "goblin that causes nightmares, incubus." The meaning shifted mid-16c. from the incubus to the suffocating sensation it causes. Sense of "any bad dream" is recorded by 1829; that of "very distressing experience" is from 1831.
A frightening or unpleasant dream.
Magic Status: 6 - Master
Tier 1 - Additional eyes on the body are functional.
Tier 2 - Can locate individuals experiencing nightmares.
Tier 3 - Can ease pain and distress from nightmares, soothing disrupted sleep.
Tier 4 - Can manipulate nightmares to haunt an individual during the day.
Tier 5 - Can create temporary illusions of nightmares during one's waking, that can be experienced by multiple people in a situation.
Tier 6 - Can use illusory skill to look like someone's worst nightmare
Wisdom Status: 0 - Unaware